- October 29, 2019 at 6:09 pm #423489
- October 29, 2019 at 8:08 pm #423495PrestonParticipant
Personally I prefer this one over the goat, although I admit I’m biased. A goat rammed me once as a kid and I haven’t liked them since. Impressive shot here. How’d you manage to sneak up on a turkey. Whenever I see them, they bolt.
- October 30, 2019 at 12:32 am #423520
Thanks for the comment Preston. Actually there was no sneaking up involved here. I have to chase them out of my yard every day. At least twice a day. Shot taken with a zoom set at 210mm on APS-C camera. Cropped about 75%. The biggest difference was my goat stood still for her portrait and the turkeys never stop moving. 🙂
- October 29, 2019 at 11:36 pm #423515bethParticipant
the goat is cuter, but you managed to make a pretty good photo out of a butt ugly bird. the shallow dof and the eye (and reflection in the eye) is what makes this a great photo for me.
- October 30, 2019 at 12:52 am #423522
Thanks for your feed back beth. The phrase “a face only a mother could love” comes to mind. The clarity and that hint of golden color in the eye is what I like here as well. Although slightly distracting I also like that other turkey in the background as a color balance. The larger, softer reflection on the left side of the eye is actually the south end of our double wide. 🙂
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Dave Watkins.
- October 30, 2019 at 4:17 am #423530TobieModerator
Nice clear shot Dave!
- October 30, 2019 at 9:47 am #423559
- October 30, 2019 at 11:16 pm #423639P71Participant
Can only add i like it as others , nice details and love the eye .. More sweet work Dave 🙂
- October 31, 2019 at 9:41 am #423673
Thanks for the comment Patrick. 🙂
- October 31, 2019 at 7:42 am #423660Rob EyersParticipant
Another nice one Dave.
Turkeys were nearly wiped out here in southern Ontario but they have been reintroduced and are doing very well…maybe too well. 🙂
- October 31, 2019 at 9:50 am #423674
Thanks Rob. I think that happened in a lot of areas. Wild turkey numbers declining then with a little help came roaring back in unanticipated fashion. A couple of years ago they had to take drastic action here in one Eugene neighborhood when a large flock of turkeys got so aggressive the postman couldn’t deliver the mail. 🙂
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